The mechanism of “mutual aid” that we want to overcome the Corona crisis and support it

In the midst of the new Coronavirus scandal, can we create a system to provide financial assistance in the form of “mutual aid” for inns, restaurants, and live houses that do not continue to operate? I would like to appeal this point.

Self-help is the limit, public aid is slow, then let’s spread the co-aid

We will be closed for the time being. In tokyo restaurants, the paper scribbled at the entrance by corona measures still stands out. In the case of Tokyo, the number of visitors is likely not to recover immediately because of concerns about “three dense” even if the declaration is lifted, although the emergency declaration may be continued as of May 21, 2020.

The same situation continues in tourism, ryokan accommodation, and even live houses, and it is expected that the business will not continue as soon as possible, as various expenses will be costly even if it is closed. It is no longer useless in “self-help”. Is this situation something we can’t do?

Of course, as reported in the media every day, the government and local governments are taking steps to provide financial assistance to businesses in such a closed state in various ways. However, it seems difficult to say that things are carrying quickly because the procedures are complicated. Then, what the author wants to appeal is an expansion of “Mutual help”.

The term “self-help, mutual assay, and public assay” is also said to be “three elements of disaster prevention measures.” Let’s confirm each meaning again.

Self-help is to protect the life of yourself and your family. It is to prepare for the disaster on a daily basis, and to try to survive by oneself (family) in the event of a disaster.

Co-aid is “we protect ourselves, our communities, organizations, and groups.” If i survive, I help each other with the community, the company, and the people of the same group. Also, be prepared on a daily basis so that you can help each other smoothly in the event of a disaster.

Public aid is protected by public institutions. Public rescue and disaster relief and restoration activities by the government, local governments, police, fire fighters, and the Self-Defense Forces. There are push-type support, securing lifelines, information gathering, dissemination and transmission, and the establishment of shelters.